Saturday's trip to Norwich City not only offers Huddersfield Town the opportunity to arrest what has become a rather worrying lack of form on the road in 2014/2015, it also provides the chance to improve on another record.

And that is how Town have fared away against the relegated Premier League sides, a run of form since their promotion back to the Championship in 2012 which has seen them garner a meagre four points from a possible 24.

In eight games since the start of the 2012/2013 campaign, Town have won just once - a 3-1 win at Wolves in April 2013 - and secured a point in a 1-1 draw at Reading on the road against former Premier League sides.

During their first season back in the second tier, Town faced three back-to-back trips to recent top-flight outfits and that win at Wolves was bookended by 1-0 defeats at Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers respectively.

2013/2014 offered a similar tale of woe for Town away from home as they fell to 2-1 defeats at both Wigan Athletic and QPR before picking up a point at Reading.

Huddersfield Town away form at relegated Premier League sides

1

Wins

1

Draws

6

Losses

 

And, prior to the weekend trip to Norfolk, this season makes for remarkably similar reading. Town have lost two away games by the exact same scoreline at both Cardiff City and Fulham, with last season's relegated sides running out 3-1 winners on both occasions.

History of the past two seasons suggests Town should secure a result in their third match away at one of the supposed 'heavy-hitters' but that in itself is a dubious title given that just seven sides, QPR included, have come down and gone straight back up since the second tier was rebranded in 2004.

If you take into consideration Town's home form against recently-relegated former Premier League sides, there is an improvement but only a marginal one.

Since winning promotion, they have only lost one of their home games in this type of fixture and that was a disappointing 1-0 reverse to Reading last season.

Wolves are the only side Town have secured six points against with wins home and away and that was the season in which the Molineux outfit plummeted down to League One.

Huddersfield Town stats at relegated Premier League sides

Goals for

8

Goals conceded

14

Clean sheets

0

 

They beat Wigan 1-0 at home late on last term and boss Chris Powell will undoubtedly be looking towards the fact his side have played away to Cardiff and Fulham already this season before Christmas, with all three relegated sides still to come to Huddersfield.

The Terriers manager has been delighted with the foundations his side have been able to lay with a positive run of form at home but admits away results are proving a concern and so picking up anything from their journey to East Anglia will be seen as a bonus.

Town cannot exactly be accused of suffering from an inferiority complex as they have picked up impressive points at Blackburn and Ipswich Town already this season, while they have also sealed all three points at Bolton and Reading in following seasons.

But nonetheless, the four-point return is indicative of their struggles on the whole away from the John Smith's Stadium and tomorrow represents a great chance to put a stop to that once and for all.

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